National Parkinson Foundation Greater Rochester will hold Moving Day, a fundraising walk for Parkinson’s disease, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 1 at Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester.
Proceeds will help improve the lives of people living with PD and families affected by the disease.
The walk will feature a Movement Pavilion with activities such as boxing, yoga and dance. Studies show that movement is beneficial and proven to help manage the symptoms of PD, improving flexibility and mobility. The aim is to encourage people to stay active and move for better health.
Organizers will have a Parkinson’s Experience Tent featuring a station that simulates what it’s like for someone with PD.
“Moving Day is fun, it is great exercise and it’s educational,” said Kim Collins, Moving Day chairman. “The support of the community enables us to continue to make meaningful changes in the lives of those with Parkinson’s. We believe that ‘people who move change the world.’”
People who take part in Moving Day become part of a nationwide movement to help every person diagnosed with PD live their best possible life now by supporting PD education and outreach, cutting-edge research aimed at better treatment and care for PD patients, advancement of clinical care through health care professional training and raising general awareness about the disease.
“I hope Moving Day will bring attention to critical needs of the Parkinson’s community by inspiring our neighbors to become a part of the movement to help improve the lives of those with Parkinson’s and those affected by the disease,” said Dennis Whitney, chapter president.
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